- Online audition videos and applications can be submitted at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada -
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TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - On your mark, get set, go online! Since
the announcement that CTV has ordered THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, Canadians have exploded with excitement to compete, with hundreds of
thousands of posts on Twitter and Facebook, and more than 16,000
followers of @AmazingRaceCDA. Now, the wait is over as CTV announced
today casting details for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Beginning today, viewers across the country can go online to www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and submit an audition video and application for their chance to be a
part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Potential teams are
encouraged to submit videos that showcase their personalities and
explain their motivation for why they deserve to win the inaugural
season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.
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"Thank you Canada for such an overwhelmingly positive response to the
announcement about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "We know
Canadians have been chomping at the bit to put their names in for this
series and we look forward to the onslaught of online submissions from
an amazing group of diverse and fascinating potential racers."
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teams of two who are
articulate, competitive, interesting, outgoing, and adventurous, who
possess a strong personal connection. Teams must be willing to exert
themselves in the process of detours, roadblocks, and other challenges
as they race around the country, and endure approximately 28 days in
various conditions, environments, and climates within Canada.
Auditioning for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Prepare a video for submission that focuses on the positives and
negatives of the relationship between you and your teammate. The
producers are eager to hear what makes a "pairing" tick.
Take an up-close picture of your "team", as well as an up-close picture
of each individual, so you can send it in when you apply online.
Completely fill out the online application and upload your video and
photos at www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada
If the producers are interested in your team competing on the series,
they will be in touch!
For more information about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, viewers are encouraged to visit www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada for full casting details and FAQs.
Among the eligibility requirements that should be noted for applications
for "The Race":
Competitors must be at least 19 years of age by April 1st, 2013.
Competitors must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Set to anchor CTV's Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA gives Canadians the opportunity to race around Canada and discover the
country they love in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With potential
stops in all 10 provinces and three territories, teams will race to the
finish line, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. A stunning
depiction of the Canadian fabric, the teams will travel through both
the country's urban centres as well as the most remote outposts in the
land, all while exploring its broad cultural and ethnic diversity,
wildlife, and iconic landmarks.
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is based on THE AMAZING RACE, the nine-time, Emmy® award-winning, hit
program created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri that
premiered in 2001 in the United States. Van Munster, Doganieri, and
Mark Vertullo are executive producers for Worldrace Productions, a
division of Profiles Television. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman
are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The program
is produced in association with ABC Studios. The U.S. version of THE
AMAZING RACE is a Top 3 series this fall on CTV and is this season's #1
reality program in Canada with an average audience of 2.7 million
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be the 12th international version to launch outside of the United States, joining
Asia, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Israel, Latin America, Norway,
Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam as territories with an original THE
AMAZING RACE production.
Commissioned by CTV, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and with
the support of Profiles Television. Executive Producers for Insight
Productions are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, and Supervising
Producer is Mark Lysakowski. Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri
executive produce for Profiles Television. Robin Johnston is the CTV
Production Executive. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent
Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President,
Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and
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About Profiles Television
Profiles Television is an award-winning, full-service production company
that develops and produces programming for the worldwide marketplace.
Founded in 2003, Profiles Television is run by nine-time Emmy®
award-winning producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, the
executive producers best known for creating and producing CBS's
long-running reality juggernaut THE AMAZING RACE, now in production on
its 22nd season. (THE AMAZING RACE is produced through World Race Productions, a
subsidiary of Profiles Television.) Since launching in 2001, THE
AMAZING RACE has aired more than 180 episodes, with Season 21
premiering on CBS in September 2012. The series is seen in more than 80
countries, with local versions of the show also produced in Asia,
Australia, South America, and Israel. In addition to THE AMAZING RACE,
Profiles Television is in production on DASH FOR CASH for A&E, and an
MMA competition series for Spike, and has various projects in
development across a wide range of broadcast and cable networks. Other
Profiles Television series include THE GREAT ESCAPE for TNT, and
OPRAH'S BIG GIVE, TAKE THE MONEY & RUN, and PROFILES FROM THE FRONT
LINE for ABC. The company also produced for Ford the interactive
branded-entertainment programs, FOCUS RALLY: AMERICA for Hulu, and
ESCAPE ROUTES for NBC.
About Insight Productions
Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby
has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing
and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge
multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979,
it has been recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient
of numerous international awards, including multiple Gemini's. The
company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television
that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Broadcast
Magazine International claims that "when it comes to adapting formats
for Canadian audiences there is one producer who appears to have the
Midas touch." Recent hits include THE JUNO AWARDS, which plays a key
role in the Canadian music industry, TOP CHEF CANADA, INTERVENTION
CANADA, CANADA'S GOT TALENT and Insight's original formats CANADA SINGS
& BATTLE OF THE BLADES. Insight is currently in production on the
Canadian versions of NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME and BIG BROTHER CANADA.
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